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Comment Re: idiots (Score 2) 120 120

I actually like my Lumia 520. Not because it's safer but because it's not android or ios. I don't care about apps because I really don't use them. I just care that it makes phone calls without dropping and text messages work. Bonus is it is running Windows 10 pretty well for such a cheap phone. All wins to me.

Comment Re:Yep (Score 1) 272 272

As a multirotor flyer myself I would say we are everywhere. The thing is, "most" of us fly responsibly and in areas that do not encroach on non-flyers properties. The reason you never see us is because we aren't out to spy on you. We aren't out to cause damage. We are out to have a good time, either alone or in groups. You know pretty much like any other fun past time. It's the fucking idiots who cause all issues. The few who don't care about others. The few who buy these ready to fly kits and have absolutely no business flying these things in places they have no business flying them. I live in a pretty backwards area of the US and I am surprised all the time by the number of peeps who fly multirotors down here. But even I have never just seen one flying out of the blue.

Comment Re:More Republican corporate welfare (Score 2, Insightful) 248 248

Well for one thing Helium-3

Pretty sure that would pay for itself pretty quickly. Instead of mining near earth asteriods I would think that starting on the moon and then launching from the moon to anywhere else would be the way to go forward.

Comment Re:Still too much (Score 2) 114 114

Agreed but to be honest I get maybe 1 or 2 junk mails in my Outlook inbox every couple of months or so. I have pretty much forgotten the days where I'd get 100's a day. I've forgotten that it was even an issue to be honest. I just don't see them anymore as I send all my email through my primary email to my gmail and finally to my outlook and they just aren't there anymore. Primary filters, gmail filters, and outlook just doesn't see them, I'm pretty much shocked when one does get through lol.

Comment Re:Generally? You don't. (Score 1, Funny) 318 318

the esp8266 will blow your freakin' tits apart.

I love these little modules. I have some 01s, 03's, and 11's and they are a blast to play with hooked up to my teensy 3.1's
A real blast until you forget the 3.3v issue and they really smell bad @ 5v.

Comment Re:The real question (Score 2) 66 66

The real question is if it installs the McAfee, and if it doesn't anybody can point me out where can I get infected?

There is no McAfee anymore. Intel bought them a while back and now they are re-branded Intel Security.

Comment Re:and you better stop using Kodi Pirate feeds too (Score 1) 84 84

I guess you don't like in a place where they have:
1. Switched Digital Video
2. DRM EVERY show and lock it to the PC into which it was recorded

I personally LOVE my Media Center based PC using a Centon 4 channel Tuner with a Cable Card that I have used for about 6 or so years now but would LOVE to be able to use something else if it would work with my Tuner and Cable card setup. But there is NOT.

Comment This is as ignorant as they come. (Score 4, Informative) 164 164

So only multirotors are in the sights. What about Fixed Wing [airplanes/jets/etc], they can do pretty much the exact same thing as Multirotors [I REFUSE to call MRs Drones as drone kill people, no multirotor has so far killed anyone!] And what about Helicopters. Again can do the same as pretty much any Multirotor except they HAVE killed people and yet no mention of them.

The problem is not the technology, it's the idiots who go buy a DJI with 0 idea of what they are doing and lose control and fly in places they should not.

The media then plays on the fears of the average joe who doesn't know the difference between a "Drone" after seeing images like this
preditor drone and this Multirotor

I build multirotors for people all the time, I fly them all the time, and I have yet to hurt anyone or anything other than the multirotor itself.

Comment Re:What can *we* do? Serious! (Score 1) 145 145

What democracy? In a democracy, you have a say. Here, you weren't even supposed to know about it for a minimum of 5 years after it took effect. Secret laws and all that.

We in the US have NEVER been a democracy.

We are a republic.

Remember in school when we had to say the Pledge of Allegiance?

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands"

Comment Re:No media center? Windows 10 is DEAD to me... (Score 2) 468 468

Does it record from my Ceton HD quad tuner with cable card? [and yes all of our channels are drm/encrypted]
Does its TV Guide no longer suck?

When it can do those 2 simple things 1/2 as well as MediaCenter then maybe I'd consider using XMBC again, but until then MediaCenter is my go to software running on my media center machine.

Comment By far my favorite MS software (Score 2) 198 198

The first replacement that comes out that works 1/10th as well as my media center will get my money. So far nothing works with my cable card because 100% of the channels are drm'd and the need for a tuning adapter to all the channels that I don't really watch anyway.

There are some things in MCE that just flat out rock as well, the excellent guide, ease of recording, just everything. [Well except for the time it forgets to record your favorite show for no apparent reason]

So it looks like I'm going to keep it running 7 until something changes and peeps are allowed to connect to the cable card with little to no hindrance.

Comment Re:Then I guess you could say... (Score 1) 222 222

The feeling of knowing what you're seeing or hearing is fake is indescribable.

Odd I seem to remember, in my youth, that acid was pretty much that to a T and I can describe it as pretty awesome.
That said I KNEW why it was happening and I am sure that is much different that having it happen for no good reason :(

The longer the title, the less important the job.